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Gaming Themed Drinks “HP” And “MP” Launched In South Korea

Not only were the drinks HP and MP created for those who enjoy gaming, but also as a way to help cut sugar consumption. Advertisement The Korea Times reports that the drinks, created by Kwangdong Pharmaceutical, have 120 kilocalories each, and the company says this is 30 percent lower than other carbonated drinks available in South Korea. HP and MP are positioning themselves as healthier alternatives.  As tipster Sang points out, the company has brought in Korean cosplay collective Spiral Cats to help promote the beverages. HP not only contains grape and aronia juice, but also 100 milligrams of the amino acid taurine, which supposedly helps with things like neurological development and regulating mineral levels in blood. MP is a fizzy apple juice drink with 100 milligrams of theanine, which is found in teas and which could help with relaxation. As you can see in this photo (also via Sang), the drinks are appearing on South Korean store shelves. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Starbucks Workers Unprepared For Unicorn Frappuccino Armageddon

Yesterday Starbucks employees across the country were ravaged by stampeding hordes eager to get their mouths on the new Unicorn Frappuccino. Today the Starbucks Reddit is filled with their tales of courage and survival. Advertisement I got to try out the strange, limited-edition sour mango concoction prior to yesterday’s wide release courtesy of my wife, who has somehow managed to work for Starbucks for more than a decade without stabbing anyone in the neck when they ask for a large half-caf soy latte with extra foam (which might not be a real thing.) Halfway through her shift yesterday she called home to mumble something it about being the “worst day ever.” She also said something about “fucking unicorns.” Pretty sure she was referring to the drink and not the act. Her store closes at 8PM and she’s usually home by 8:45. Last night she stumbled in at 10PM with slightly purple fingers and a glassy look in her eye. It was the Unicorn Frappuccino onslaught that done it. At around closing time a woman walked up to the counter and ordered three of the drinks. The customer behind her ordered one. Then the woman who had ordered three came back…